Tablet

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 in Pink

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Okay I just couldn’t resist posting this since anything that has to do with pink catches my eye. I know it has been awhile since I last posted in my blog, and coincidentally, my friend Wayne (Hi, Wayne!) asked me at work today about my blog mentioning that he hasn’t seen any posts from me in awhile.

xiaomi-mi-pad-2-pinkAnyway, I found this on Phone Arena today while comparing specs of phones that I was looking at that were on sale for boxing week. However, this device is not a phone, rather a tablet. It basically is visually similar to an iPad. Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is available in pink starting tonight, December 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM EST! I wrote a blog post about a similar device also (Onda V919) awhile back in January 2015.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has been available since November 2015 in silver or gold, with aluminum construction. It runs Android OS, or Windows 10 if you prefer. Dimensions are 7.89 x 5.22 x 0.27 inches. Rear camera is 8 Megapixels and front camera is 5 Megapixels. Processor is Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2200 MHz, X5-Z850, 64-bit, with Intel HD graphics processor. System memory is 2048 MB RAM, with built-in storage available in 16 GB priced at C$238.50 (US$189) or 64 GB at C$339.50 (US$269). To compare, the Onda V919 cost C$196.85 back in January 2015.

If the price was C$189, I think I’d buy it. Too bad the CAD to USD currency rate isn’t doing so well at the moment. How about you, would you consider buying one? Let me know in the comments below.

Image Credit: Phone Arena via Xiaomi Today

Onda V919: The Less Expensive iPad Air Clone with Dual-Boot and Cellular Connectivity

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Onda V919Onda V919 is a 9.7 inch tablet from China which looks like the Apple iPad Air, but without the expensive price. Even with the cheaper price, it is actually a well-made tablet with good specifications, according to Phone Arena.

The Onda V919 3G Air only costs C$196.85 (from DX.com), offers 64GB of internal storage, and features 3G cellular data connectivity. Also, it has the capability to dual-boot Android 4.4 KitKat (not Lollipop unfortunately) and Windows 8.1. To switch between the two operating systems, you would only need to press a button.

For comparison, a 16GB iPad Air with WiFi only (no cellular connectivity) is about C$439, and with cellular connectivity is C$579. That’s a pretty big price difference!

Would you consider buying this tablet?